nerd

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nerd an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession
    • n nerd an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
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Usage

In literature:

And not every hacker is an abstract, Platonic computer-nerd.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The NERD faculty Judas goats shuffled out sheepishly, having been well and truly sheared by a lamb.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
Maybe a self-absorbed nerd researcher in wrinkled stained lab attire, anxious to scurry back to his test tubes.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
She was gaunt and tall and geeky and talked like an engineer, with the nerd accent.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In news:

With a DJ mixing music and alcohol flowing, this party, centered around computer nerds uploading GIFs to the internet was, in fact, quite the scene.
A nerd's take on football.
Cross-platform comic caters to nerd herd .
Theatre Conspiracy drives audiences wild with hilarious 'The Nerd'.
Todd Fleck (Willum) and Jordan Wilson (Rick Steadman) in Theatre Conspiracy's "The Nerd.".
From teens to grandparents, nerds to hipsters , what to do with out-of-town relatives in Las Vegas.
Dennis and Judi got into a discussion about Chris' hipster look and whether or not people find nerds and hipsters attractive.
He's a self-declared "beer nerd" who's come across no other hobby that compares to homebrewing .
'Nerd glasses' invading the NBA (gallery).
Google+ has long been the best nerd-filled social network your mom hasn't caught onto yet.
"I'm a political nerd," says Aaron Merkin—but not without reason.
So I busted out the nerd side, and I went to the Midnight screening of X-Men Origins, Wolverine on Thursday night and it.
I write about video games, nerd culture, and social tech.
Here's even more spacey science courtesy Oklahoma City nerd power groove rock band Dr Pants.
Anonymous is an anarchy based group of computer nerds.
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